Paul A Schwartz
15 Oct 1970
- near La Tendida (= Bocono)
- 9.25 -70.2666667
- 100 meters
- NAGRA UNSPECIFIED IV
- Electro-Voice 650
- Parabola 91.4cm (36in)
NOTES: Neotropical Institute Cut # 6. Bulk reel: 17
[Ornithological Gazeteer of Venezuela indicates that Bocono is in the state of Trujillo,, not Tachira, as noted by recordist.]
a) 11:15 AM. Song by a flying bird. Quality: 2-3 to 1-2. Level: +5.
*This song is different from all others attributed to this species. However, from what I could see of the bird, it looked like this species.
Description of Cut 6a), flying bird: Blackish; long wings rounded at tip, barred lines running parallel with long dimension, primaries stick out (spread) like fingertips; long tail with thin white tip and then barred gray and black on underside (~/= tip, blk, gr, blk, gr, blk, gr, blk).
b) 1:00 PM. Then similar calls by a sitting bird and also more heard in background by another bird. Quality: 2. Level: +5.
This bird seen briefly, was holding a snake. See Cut 7): this may be a case of an adult and a young bird.